Christianity. Antiquated, bigoted, and simply myth based around loose facts. No place in the modern world for the ideas it proclaims. Only the simplest person would look to it for any answers. Anyone else would realize it doesn't hold water. Or does it?
Mark Clark, in the vein of CS Lewis, tackles the largest criticisms aimed Christianity today by deconstructing the claims of the most ardent skeptics. He does this by showing the most common complaints against Christianity are poorly thought through ideas. Balancing anecdotes with high level inquiry Mark manages to create a work that is thought provoking while remaining engaging to read. It's a guarantee someone you know has asked "If God is good why is there suffering" or "Isn't religion the opppsite of science?". This is the book for them (or you). At the same time you might be a Christian seeking how to defend your faith with love and truth in a post-Christian society. This is also the book for you. Read. Engage. Change.
This book is written for the masses, yet Mark has done a solid job bringing in strong references and research to support and explain the arguments in the book. For many, this book will be a clarifying starting point that dismantles many of the myths of Christianity. Although not all encompassing to every topic, skeptics, Christians, and all people should use this book as a summary of many arguments.
For myself, I will be continuing to dive deeper, thanks to the footnotes, into many of the articles and sources that detail the points Mark presents.
I believe this book is a perfect "re-aligner" for those who have misguided and misinformed views of Christianity (most of us!). This book is a starting point to challenge many basic questions skeptics have that will move them to dive deeper in order to still dispute the rationality of Christianity.
There is so much that could be discussed in a book tackling as many topics as Mark does, but he gives a beautifully succinct summary of each. Must read for anyone that believes, or doesn't believe, in Christianity!
Mark Clark is a phenomenal speaker, and the same can be said of his writing. The problem of God was everything I wanted it to be and more! As a Christian this book helped equip me with new ways to defend my faith, and also shed some light on some areas even I had questions about. I would highly recommend this book to believers and skeptics alike! This book faces the toughest questions against Christianity and does it in a personal and convincing way, that I think all readers can appreciate! I will definitely be lending my copy out to both my Christian and non-Christian friends!
Charges past the surface-level explanations we've grown accustomed to and tackles some of the hardest questions posed to Christianity with logic, hard facts, a relatable voice for the 2017 reader, and humour. An absolute must-read!
I would argue this is one of the most important books of our generation. Biblical, clearly communicated, intellectual, philosophical... truly this book is the whole package. A must read for those who believe and skeptics.
Prepare yourself to be challenged, encouraged and given hope.
Just as C. S. Lewis does with Mere Christianity and Timothy Keller does with The Reason For God, Mark Clark does with The Problem of God in his own unique way. A book that is written by a very gifted individual, yet one who is very real and genuine at the same time, and loves Jesus. Chapter nine really stands out for me - The Problem of Exclusivity. Bought a hard copy when it was first published and just bought the audio book on Christianaudio because I want to be able to chew on it some more. Yes, it’s that good.
This book is refreshing and challenges the status quo! It is an easy read for the skeptic, however thought provoking and informative for the believer. Ideas are inspired and referenced from the Bible, latest historians, elite philosophers, top biologists & many leaders in the scientific world. I recommend this book to everyone.